49 days and nights

My sabbatical started today. After seven years, you’re entitled to six paid weeks off to which you’re allowed to add two more weeks of vacation. I’ve been there since 2000, so I’m over a year late.

It was a whirlwind of rushing around to get everything done before I leave for Italy. Cleaned out my office desk, printed out plane tickets and Rome itineraries, and grabbed anything I thought I’d couldn’t live without for the next seven weeks (will I really use that yoga mat?). I’m not allowed to step foot into the office until November 17th.

I had a great day of bonding with Janie, loading up the iPod, and making a list of stuff to bring. Now, everything is packed, except my toiletries (toothbrush, paste, floss, razor, shaving cream and moisterizer). Not sure how much online time I’ll get between now and 10/9, but I’ll do my darnedest! Expect more when I return…

The alarm is going off in seven hours, so I should get to bed. Ciao for now.

14 Responses to “49 days and nights”

  1. Mel Says:

    Have a great time and we’ll see you in a few weeks!

  2. bockstark.knits Says:

    And you’re not coming to Munich because … ??? 😉 Have a great trip!

  3. (formerly) no-blog-rachel Says:

    Have an absolutely fab time! And it’s nice to see that some companies recognize the need for a major break and how allowing that time actually makes for a more energized, productive employee – everyone wins. (My company is good that way too.)

  4. Nancy Says:

    Have a great trip! Looking forward to your photos!

  5. Ginger aka Beethoven Says:

    Have a great time!

  6. MOM Says:

    Have a great trip, if I don’t get to talk to you before you leave. Will be eager to hear all about it when you get back.

    Be safe. Love you

  7. cockeyd Says:

    Enjoy! Can’t wait to hear all about it!!

  8. kate Says:

    i am so happy you have a break and italy! how rad- i am totally jealous- have a latte or two for me and more time for push ups!

  9. Angeluna Says:

    Have a fabulous time. I lived there for years and miss it a lot. Can’t wait for your reports.

  10. Sonya Says:

    Have a wonderful time in the land of fine Italian merino wool. What a fantastic way to kick off a sabbatical!

  11. Elemmacitlur Says:

    Have fun!

  12. Brooklynne Says:

    Hey, I have tagged you on my blog to write 6 random things about yourself. Hope you don’t mind.

  13. Abbe Says:

    Buon Viaggio!! Watch out for scooters.

  14. Leslie Says:

    Geez, am I late or what? How cool you are on sabbatical! Enjoy your time off and away! I see you are back in the States and look forward to reading more about how you spent your time!